Representatives from Damen Shipyards Group and the Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exports signed the agreement (Source: Damen)

Damen cements Greek ties as it competes for corvette programme

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a Declaration of Intent with the Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters (HEMEXPO) group to work more closely in the shipbuilding, marine equipment, and technology sectors. The agreement was signed recently during a visit by HEMEXPO to Damen’s headquarters in Gorinchem, Netherlands.

Damen explained in a statement that the declaration involves sharing of information about new marine equipment and shipbuilding technologies, the organisation of networking events to promote cooperation between Damen and Greek suppliers in various projects and, where possible, the inclusion of Greek suppliers in Damen’s supply chain.

The shipyard group is currently competing to win the Hellenic Navy’s corvette programme, part of a wider naval vessel upgrade that will factor in the involvement of the country’s defence and shipbuilding sectors. In a statement, Damen pointed out that it has “unparalleled experience” in working with local industries and workforces and noted that “its relationship with HEMEXPO [is] of crucial importance”.

The Damen package is based on the supply of its Sigma 10514 corvettes.

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